Abstract: This paper describes a pre-employment program that combined vocational education and training (VET), a structured mentoring program, and guaranteed employment for local Aboriginal people. The result of this collaboration was a series of eight pre-employment programs that achieved sustainable employment for 200 Aboriginal people and had the effect of changing workplace culture at a mining and resources company in remote South Australia, namely, OZ Minerals. This program is an example of collaborative best practice to achieve sustainable outcomes for Aboriginal people. The development of the VET program was undertaken in consultation with the employer to ensure that the accredited training met their needs. Published abstract.
Hodgson, Ian, Mibus, Marg, Tulloch-Hoskins, Amanda, 2014, Collaborative approaches to achieving Aboriginal vocational education and employment outcomes in remote South Australia, Conference Proceedings, viewed 01 December 2021, https://www.nintione.com.au/?p=11481.